I know the lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures
of living with you forever. (Psalms 16:8-11 NLT)
After reading this doesn’t a sense of peace just wash over you? To know despite your mess and where you are now God is not leaving you to “rot in the grave.” God’s promises always set me at ease. His ultimate example of love, of having Jesus martyred for our sins, and then have Him rise from the dead makes me feel forever indebted. I can never do everything right but I can attempt to live righteously.
So even when I know I may mess up, I know He knew it would happen and has already provided a way out. Jesus says, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.” (Acts of the Apostles 1:7 NLT) He knew when Judas would betray Him, and He knew would I fall as well. However as the bible is my instruction for life I try to live like a David as a woman after God’s own heart. As a child of God, I know He will pick me up when I fall. I know as a follower of Jesus temptation will come but I have an inner strength to tap into to see me through……. Have you tapped into your inner strength? Do you know you don’t have to be shaken because The Lord is with you? Do you trust God to show you the way?
All credit belongs to this website. I found this months ago but it is still on my Bookmark and I read it from time to time. Just wanted to share! Enjoy!
Where you are now, is not where you are going to be. Be prepared to move as the Spirit leads. Don’t become so complacent that you don’t want to accept change. That is what the enemy will use against you, and use it he will. You must refuse to allow the enemy to paralyze you with obstruction. He hasn’t stopped you from moving forward, it’s only a delay and if you look closely it’s only in certain areas of your life. The areas you thought he would never strike, the areas you left unprotected.
All this has left you indecisive and uncertain of so many things. The fear of making the wrong choices has slowed your pace. But I say to you that I came expressly for you in this situation. Be not dismayed; I am here with you because there are other things that you need to move ahead on. Don’t try to force anything open, but seek My Wisdom and Guidance in everything. Do not become so obsessed with that which seems to be clogged or blocked, that you miss the new thing I am trying to do in your life.
You must stop thinking negative, and stop allowing the enemy to control your thoughts. When you allow the enemy to control your thinking it only reinforces the enemy’s control over your life. Refuse to speak the dark words that so easily come to mind. I know frustrations and trials have left you downcast and weary, and discouragement has crept in upon you overnight. But, now is the time for you to turn to Me in utter humility. Now is the time for you to do spiritual warfare to break hindrances and bind hindering forces. Now is the time for you to seek My face like never before, and confess every sin, even sins of doubt, fear and anxiety. For when you do, then I will hear from Heaven and lift you out and over every obstacle the enemy has tried to hinder you with,
because WHERE YOU ARE NOW IS NOT WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO BE.
Hold on to me Daughter
Hold on to me God
Please don’t let go
It’s not that I don’t believe
but it’s like I have ADD
darting to and fro
Although it’s all things that glorify,
represent, and exalt your name
I don’t want to be a fan,
follower, or cheerleader
Most importantly I’m scared to bring you
I hear the murmurs now,
“Is she serious?”
“Why is she going to the extreme?”
“Just six months ago she was in the club
drinking, smoking, and crying over Kareem”
I’m hoping and can only imagine God’s response:
“Daughter you are right, six months ago that was you
but I wiped that filth off
you and made you clean.”
“Whether six months, six days, six minutes
you still chose me.
Run faster my love and
I will continue to give you
Who cares what they say? Not I
and I am the King. You want
to talk well Precious I am listening.
Cry, scream, vent, mumble, or sing
whatever you want to communicate
baby girl I am listening.
It will be alright. It will get
Trusting and believing in me is not
an easy thing. I know you are strong tho.
I built you stronger than
Give yourself grace it took
a while for you to get here.
I know who you are,
where you are, and
it is not a scheme.You long for me like
I have longed for you.
Don’t worry about other people just
Hold on to Me!
I found this in a notebook written March 29,2012
It drives me to push forward
Thinking I’m invisible
Yet not spiraling downward
But moving toward invincible
Where is my good job
No stickers for me
They say how old are you?
You are too young to be blue!
Those after me look in awe while
Those before me never saw
Setting a precedent and a law
Never giving up and sawing naw
Knowing matter factly my future
Is brighter than my cloudy past
Knowing these dark days won’t
I push forth like never before
Wanting it more and more
The lack of resources and knowledge
Is what it bore
Motivation, ambition, persistence,
Summation, cultivation, existence
Words to just you
Livelihood will do
Stomp my feet clap my hands
And give praise
Until my dying days
God revealed himself to me
And kicked me from the
So I buckled up just happy we could
Lift every voice and sing
Celebrate the new King
His reign is everlasting
But His love is surpassing
Why won’t you help me?
Is it because of the God in me?
I take that as a compliment
But won’t forget with every accomplishment
I shed my hurt, torment, and years
Yet you couldn’t lend a ear
My name you don’t know
No feelings is what you show
But God said love thy neighbor as
So I’ll take you off the shelf
Bless those who persecute you
Cuz they need love too
Share with those in need
And I will indeed
Cuz see I won’t shun
But you are the source to my